Don’t use your freedom as an
excuse to do anything you want.
In the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, we come across the familiar words that people are “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights: that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
We treasure liberty. So does God. He stirred it in the mix when he created humans; giving them free will.
You are free to spend your life however you wish. You can’t make much of a life doing nothing, but you’re free to travel that road if you choose to. Freddie Fulcrum did. Faced with a decision, he would say, “On the one hand . . . but then, on the other hand”—and his musings weighed so equally that he never did anything.
Liberty comes with responsibility, and responsibility comes with accountability.
A productive life isn’t achieved
by dreaming, but by doing.